|gritLit 2011 with Jennifer Gillies & Gary Barwin, Art Waves #113|
Hamilton's literary festival, gritLit, is in its seventh year and organizer Jennifer Gillies came by to tell us who they have lined up to instruct and delight us in all genres. This year's events centre on themes as diverse as humour and racial attitudes in literature. Jennifer brought gritLit reader, Gary Barwin along to give us a taste of the festival. Gary's unique and whimsical perspective is embodied in the title of his latest poetry collection (from which he read): The Porcupinity of the S...
Keywords: Evelyn Lau; Karen Solie; Drew Hayden Taylor; Trevor Cole; Lawrence Hill; Erin Bow; Ryan Barwin
|Royston Tester, Writer, Art Waves #155|
Royston Tester is a citizen of the world and his latest short story collection, Fatty Goes to China, demonstrates the depth and breadth of his experience. Just reading it will add a few more stamps to your passport! But better yet, it will remove the walls between you and the next person, no matter who s/he may be. Tune in to episode #155 to begin your journey with this remarkable guide.
Keywords: Alan Hollinghurst; Hardy; Conrad; Forster; Lawrence; Ondaatje; Munro; Carver; O'Connor; McEwan; Barnes; Michael Wong; John Metcalf; Edmund White; adoption
|Jody Nyasha Warner, African-Canadian Historian and Writer, Art Waves #119|
Jody Nyasha Warner is a writer & African-Canadian Historian. Warner's first book, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged, tells the story of a woman who defied Canada's segregation laws 9 years before Rosa Parks took her famous "stand" in the U.S. For a stirring story about sitting down to take a stand, tune in to this revealing episode of Art Waves. To mirror-echo the famous civil rights anthem, I can promise you that you will, you will be moved.
Keywords: Canadian civil rights; segregation; courage; Solomon Moseby; Richard Rudnicki; Constance Backhouse; Adrienne Shadd; Rosa Parks; Ray Robertson; Lawrence Hill
|Chris Laing, Mystery Writer, Art Waves #171|
When Chris Laing says his debut novel, A Private Man, features 1947 Hamilton as a character, he's not kidding. He does a stunning job of bringing that version of the city to life. For a delightful trip into the Hammer's past, tune in. After all, what better way to revisit 1947 than by radio? It will make you want to extend your visit through Laing's book!
Keywords: 1946 Stelco strike; Mayor Sam Lawrence; Evelyn Dick trial; Rocco Perri; Pigott Building; Margaret Houghton; Elmore Leonard; Martin Cruz Smith; Nelson de Mille; Renni Browne & Dave King; Stephen King; Nat King Cole; Ella Fitzgerald
|Melodie Campbell, Writer, Art Waves #154|
Award-winning writer Melodie Campbell applies her experience in Marketing to her own writing and happily shares the secrets of her success with Art Waves listeners. She writes comedy, mystery, fantasy--whatever her muse or her publisher requires of her, and she is laughing all the way to the bank (which, by the way, she used to run). She gets there in her white convertible, a purchase inspired by Nancy Drew and paid for by writing a mystery novel...
Keywords: I Love Lucy; Mae West; Douglas Adams; Janet Evanovich; Lisa Lutz; Lawrence Block; Donald Westlake; West Coast Graphics; Crime Writers of Canada; Creative Keyboards; Orca Rapid Reads; crime fiction genres
|216 Doors Open 2014 Shannon Kyles ( Apr. 27, ' 14)|
You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival. It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight. Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Keywords: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Military Museum; Dundurn Castle; Whitehern; Gryphon Cottage; the William Pring House; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; In Praise of Older Windows; Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology; Erland Lee Museum; Battlefield House; Pinehurst; Moffat Kinoshida; MacNab Presyterian; St. Lawrence; TH&B Rail; Hamilton Port Authority; Empire Times; Seedworks; Ferguson Pumping Station; Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Museum; Germania Club; St. Paul's Glanford; Hindu Temple on 20 Road East; Rick & Angel Lintack; David Premi; The Fureys